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Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991)

Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all ... See full summary »

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Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all the station workers secrets. He has also written a memo insulting all of the main station players - Vic St. John - the station manager, Twyla Cooper - the producer, Chuck Gilmore - the sports reporter, Gary Slate - the weatherman, Cassie Woodfield - the reporter and Gillian Pope. Brett is shot dead with Gillian's gun and therefore she is arrested for the crime. Gillian calls in Perry, Della and Ken to investigate. As Della and Perry set out to solve the mystery, Ken gets close to Cassie but she is a suspect and when it appears that somebody is trying to kill her, the mystery deepens... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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6 January 1991 (USA)  »

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Perry Mason - A könyörtelen riporter esete  »

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Guest star Susan Sullivan (Twyla Cooper) and regular William R. Moses (Ken Malansky) played mother and son several years earlier on the prime time soap Falcon Crest. In those days, he was billed as "Billy Moses." The two actors are in only one scene together (the courtroom), but they don't speak to or acknowledge each other. See more »

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News Anchor Gets His
30 March 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Perry Mason movie finds Raymond Burr defending a television news reporter who had taped an interview with him. Before airing the segment the arrogant anchor of the show had it cut from broadcast, arousing the ire of reporter Kerrie Keane.

But it turns out that anchor John James as per usual in these films has a lot of enemies. But when someone puts two slugs in him in a parking garage and Kerrie Keane is arrested of course she sends for Perry Mason.

As we all know guilty people just don't hire Mason as an attorney. So it's up to Burr, Barbara Hale as Della Street, and young associate William R. Moses to investigate and find the real culprit.

They don't teach you to be an action hero in law school, but that's what Moses has to do to get a key witness. Then again he sees more action outside the courtroom than in as Burr traps the guilty party with the fruits of the team investigation.

One thing about this particular episode, the guilty party is a bit of a surprise since it's someone the team got somewhat close to. That happens a few times in the Perry Mason films as opposed to the old hour long TV series. Then again, the two hour format allows for more character development.

A good entry in the Perry Mason series, there ain't any bad ones.


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